|Glynn Washington outdid himself this week on SnapJudgment.org with Shangri La (#712)|
Graduate student and would-be geologist Andres Ruzo tried to track down a legendary river he heard his grandfather talk about in stories when he was a little boy. He found the stuff of legends and then was faced with the choices and burdens of knowing a valuable secret. More in Ruzo’s book, The Boiling River.
Scientist and Shaman in Shangri La
|Scientist Andres Ruzo in the dense, green Amazon jungle searching for a river (F.I.P.)|
|Adventure and Discover in the Amazon|
When Andrés Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend: There is a river deep in the Amazon that boils as if a fire burns below it.
Twelve years later, Ruzo -- now a geoscientist -- hears his aunt mention that she herself had visited this strange river.
Determined to discover if the boiling river is real, Ruzo secures the help of the local shaman and sets out on a scientific expedition/journey deep into the Amazon. What he finds astounds him:
|Anna Sussman (snapjudgment.org)|
The Boiling River follows this young explorer as he navigates a tangle of competing interests -- local shamans, illegal cattle farmers and loggers, and oil companies.
This true account reads like a modern-day adventure, complete with extraordinary characters, captivating plot twists, and jaw-dropping details -- including stunning photographs and a never-before-published account about this incredible natural wonder.
Ultimately, The Boiling River is about a man trying to understand the moral obligation that comes with scientific discovery -- to protect a sacred site from misuse, neglect, even from his own discovery. More
- Legendary river of Amazon is geological anomaly (Forbes) Andrés Ruzo, a PhD candidate in geophysics at SMU, has spent years studying a very peculiar phenomenon in the Amazon.
- Andrés Ruzo, Geologist info, facts, news, photos (Nat Geo)
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